- Learning Chinese should be fun! So, one of the best ways to have fun is to tell jokes.
- Today, we are going learn Chinese by telling a joke.
- This short funny joke is about a student who gets his words – 星星 (xīng xing) & 猩猩 (xīng xing ) mixed up.
- In Mandarin, “star” (星星) and “gorilla” (猩猩) have the same sound and tone.
Draw A Star
Just before a test, the teacher was helping the students prepare by pointing out the important parts of the text.
Teacher: This topic is very important. Mark this section with a star.
Xiao Zhi: Can I just use a checkmark? A gorilla is too hard to draw…
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Reference: About Mandarin
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